Miner Family History

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Miner Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who built mines, either for the excavation of coal and other minerals, or as a technique in the medieval art of siege warfare. The word represents an agent derivative of Middle English, Old French mine ‘mine’ (a word of Celtic origin, cognate with Gaelic mein ‘ore’, ‘mine’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Minter, Hiner, Finer, Mincer, Milner, Viner, Lier, Twiner, Minor

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Miner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Miner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Miner. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Miner Family Origin

Where is the Miner family from?

Miner Family Occupations

What did your Miner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Miner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Miner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Miner family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Miner.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Miner ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Miner Historical Records

What Miner family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 174,000 census records available for the last name Miner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Miner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Miner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Miner. For the veterans among your Miner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Miner Life Expectancy

What is the average Miner lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Miner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Miner in 1945 was 23, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Miner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Miner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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